Business Admin & Leadership (BAL)

BAL 201   Economics   3 Units

This course will study the expansion of human needs and wants in an environment of increasingly constrained resources, elaborate economics, production processes, intricate technology, more refined labor skills, and greater trade. The philosophies and moral precepts that describe the desires of individuals, business, and the global community to compete and collaborate for the common good will be looked at as students prepare to incorporate the analytical process of modern economic thought and the pursuit of maximizing value in their decision making.

BAL 303   Ethical Principles of Effective Businesses   3 Units

The principles of conducting ethical business practices will be discussed and explored in this course as students investigate how business leaders make critical decisions and implement strategy while applying ethical principles that impact business performance.

BAL 305   Christianity and Contemporary Culture   3 Units

This course will help students become aware of the Christian worldview and assists them in evaluating sources of information for culture and theology, enabling them to better answer questions concerning life issues and choices in the Christian context as students examine their own beliefs and compare them to that which Scripture teaches.

BAL 306   Business Law   3 Units

The basics of business law and its application for business managers and leaders will be discussed in this course as students explore American law with an emphasis on application of business law and related tort law concepts relevant to modern business practices, including the role of the courts and administrative process.

BAL 308   Human Resource Strategies and Applications   3 Units

This course will give students valuable information to help them understand how organizations obtain, maintain, and retain their human resources. Current legal regulations are also explored.

BAL 309   Financial Management of Businesses   3 Units

This course will introduce students to financial management principles based on the analysis of financial statements along with an examination of the concepts of cash flow, liquidity, debt obligation, and profitability from strategic management and operational environments. Prerequisite: BAL 331.

BAL 313   Leadership and Professional Development Seminar I   1 Unit

This seminar course will introduce students to innovative leadership and management topics such as Strengths Based Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility, resume writing and interview skills.

BAL 314   Leadership and Professional Development Seminar II   1 Unit

This seminar course will introduce students to innovative leadership and management topics such as Strengths Based Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility, resume writing and interview skills (continued) Prerequisite: BAL 313.

BAL 315   Leadership and Professional Development Seminar III   1 Unit

This seminar course will introduce students to innovative leadership and management topics such as Strengths Based Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility, resume writing and interview skills (continued) Prerequisite BAL 313 and 314.

BAL 321   Writing and Communication in the Workplace   3 Units

This course will explore the basics of good writing including the proper application of grammar and APA (American Psychology Association) style rules. Written, oral, and non-verbal communication will be covered in depth along with the use of technology to access and share information.

BAL 331   Financial Accounting   3 Units

This course will introduce principles, concepts and procedures of financial accounting essential to the preparation, understanding and interpretation of accounting information including the study of financial statements, journal transactions, investments in property, plants and equipment, and depreciation.

BAL 332   Managerial Accounting   3 Units

This course will Introduce the concepts of managing through the use of accounting information including the basic accounting equations, financial statement structure, the accounting cycle, costing, equity financing and asset valuation.

BAL 404   Marketing Research and Quantitative Analysis   3 Units

This course will introduce students to a systematic, fact-based, data-supported thinking process with a focus on the study of the maximization of share-holders' values which is the key fiduciary responsibility of management. Students will learn how to use statistical and financial concepts, tools, and methodologies to recognize the key value drivers, rationally select winning strategies, efficiently enter the growth path, and effectively measure the progress towards creating wealth.

BAL 415   International Business   3 Units

This course will explore the many dimensions of doing business in a global environment as students examine the opportunities and skills required to successfully compete in a global marketplace while completing an international business proposal.

BAL 420   Managing Today's Worker   3 Units

This course will explore current management theories as students study the various aspects of managing today’s diverse workforce, managing within common organizational structures, and managing change.

BAL 425   Operations Management   3 Units

This course will focus on quantitative models for managing operations including process analysis, optimizing cash flow, supply chain management, and enhancing quality and mitigating risks in manufacturing and customer service.

BAL 430   Marketing for Results   3 Units

An overview of marketing management and research in this course will introduce the concepts of market based decisions as students develop skills in preparing a marketing plan based upon a solid understanding of market variables.

BAL 440   Business Strategies For Success   3 Units

This course will focus on strategic business analysis as students develop skills to create business value through learning topics of operational, financial, defensive and market based strategies.

BAL 450   Business Leadership Strategies   3 Units

This course will introduce leadership theories and practices and provides an understanding of how these theories are used in business today as students will examine leadership and its effect on organizations while developing a personal leadership development plan and complete a project focused on the application of these theories to a business problem.

BAL 460   Social Media and the New Economy   3 Units

This course will explore ways social media is changing the economic landscape and introduce students to channel marketing, managing company product and image, creating virtual communities and advertising in the social media space. Students will also learn how companies are using social networks, blogs and Twitter to generate interest in their products or service offerings.